Queen Victoria Market Deli Lane Redevelopment

Urban Design and Renewal

Project Specifics

Location: Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne

Consultancy Services: Schematic Design, 3D Conceptualisation


Deli Lane is an historic public space in the Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne. As a restricted shared zone, delivery and services vehicles are only permitted to enter outside market trading hours. Pedestrians inhabit the laneway at all other times claiming the space for outdoor dining. An holistic approach was taken to address the brief. The design concept and 3D visualisations address the functional limitations of the laneway while being sensitive to the site’s history and the Market’s future as a Melbourne icon. A major design feature, the cantilevered steel and glass awning, provides weather protection and includes in-glass imaging of historic market events and traders creating visual intrigue. The materials are subtle, industrial, contemporary and sympathetic to the heritage of the space and the building façade. Bluestone and cobblestone paving pedestrianises the laneway and builds on the Market’s materials palette. Historical references are incorporated in textual inscriptions in the paving. Flip down wall mounted seats provide visitor comfort as well as maximum clearance for vehicles on non-market days.

Project Location

Queen Victoria Market

Deli Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Level 1, Suite 2/ 278 Church Street, Richmond VIC 3121
Telephone +61 3 9381 4366

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